Almost one in three Americans have sleepwalked; Sleepwalking linked to depression and anxiety

Monday, May 14, 2012 - 21:30 in Health & Medicine

What goes bump in the night? In many U.S. households: people. About 3.6 percent of US adults -- or upward of 8.4 million -- are prone to sleepwalking, new research shows. The work also showed an association between nocturnal wanderings and certain psychiatric disorders, such as depression and anxiety. A large number of people reported sleepwalking in childhood or adolescence making the lifetime prevalence of sleepwalking 29.2 percent.

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